Microsoft: “We won” 2011 in Australia, not Sony

Monday, 6th February 2012 05:23 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Microsoft has issued its own response to the NPD Group Australia’s 2011 report, highlighting data in opposition to Sony’s claim to have won the year.

“It’s clear to see that the momentum in this industry is with Microsoft and the Xbox platform. We won at the telling Christmas period, we are standalone in our growth this year and looking at the past five years our consistency is unprecedented,” consumer channels group director David McLean said.

Microsoft said the Xbox 360 was the only platform to show growth in the Australian market, boasting a 5% increase in revenue across software, hardware and peripherals; Sony’s growth claim related to PlayStation 3 consoles only.

2011 marked the Xbox 360′s fifth consecutive year of growth of console sales and platform revenue, and is apparently the only console to do so.

The Xbox 360 was to top-selling consoles over the holiday sales period, and the platform had its most successful month to date during December 2011, and subscriptions for Xbox LIVE grew nearly 40%.




    Australia is an insignificant market for gaming, anyway…

    There are probably more gamers in Leeds.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Lounds

    @1 I wish there was a ‘like’ button, that was sooo funny.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Lord Gremlin

    Huh. Is it just me or Microsoft became really petty and pathetic in last couple of years?

    #3 3 years ago
  4. OrbitMonkey

    Microsoft: “Wii won” 2011 in Australia, not Sony. *fixed*

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Christopher Jack

    @1, $1.5 Billion is hardly something to scoff at. That’s excluding digital revenue but you’d find many of us are also ordering from the US & UK, among other places as its significantly cheaper. In fact virtually half the price to order an individual game INCLUDING postage.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. John117

    @4 With all the losses Nintendo are suffering I doubt the are able to win anything soon. Unless Wii U makes a miracle and saves them from ruin. That is if it just doesnt cost them billions and ensures they collapse as a game company.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. LOLshock94

    seem legit that ms win because they arnt thieving cunts like a certain company called sony…

    #7 3 years ago
  8. OrbitMonkey

    @7, Desperate for attention today aren’t we? Check VG247 rules #3 & #5 and mentally adjust accordingly ;-)

    #8 3 years ago
  9. LOLshock94

    @8 FUCK DA RULES #swaqq

    #9 3 years ago
  10. Christopher Jack

    @8, Huh? What’d I do?

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Sadismek

    Wow, Microsoft is pathetic.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. YoungZer0

    @8: We have rules here?

    #12 3 years ago
  13. Perfectionist

    #13 3 years ago
  14. IL DUCE

    @3 it’s you…Sony fanboy

    @11 Sony’s a joke, especially after that hack last year, made me immediately regret buying a ps3 about a month prior to that fiasco, should’ve just remained a loyal MS customer like I’ve always been since the black box back in 2001…

    #14 3 years ago
  15. Christopher Jack

    @14, Get over it, its gotten really old, you act as if it continues to effect you, as if someone has stolen all your money & you were unable to recover it because of the hack.

    #15 3 years ago

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